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The 8th Amendment and the death penalty - back on the radar

Ruth Tarrant

20th October 2015

Back in June, Stephen Breyer, a liberally-minded US Supreme Court justice said that tather than “try[ing] to patch up the death penalty’s legal wounds one at a time”, what is needed is a “full briefing on a more basic question: whether the death penalty violates the constitution.” The death penalty is now only used in a handful of states (some more vigorously than others).

Ruth Tarrant

Ruth has been an enthusiastic Head of Economics and Politics for many years, having taught in a variety of schools and at university level. She is also a Senior Examiner. Ruth is passionate about boosting the quality of teaching and learning across all subjects in schools and colleges.

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